Parasitological Burden in Ecuador

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Timmy Global Health, a non-profit based out of Indianapolis, has worked in Ecuador and other locations for the past 20 years to provide basic medical care and has made investments in providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in various communities. WASH provides essential components of daily living and basic health.  Our research examines the parasitological loads that communities carry due to the lack of clean water and appropriate sanitation.

Research Focus

  • Epidemiology

    At the EIGH, our researchers use epidemiology to understand the distribution and determinants of the health and disease conditions in specific populations, and to identify risk factors for certain diseases. This allows them to develop, implement, and measure the impact of targeted, preventative healthcare methods. 

  • Infectious Diseases

    At the EIGH, our researchers work to combat a number of various illnesses, including infectious diseases caused by organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. These diseases can also be spread from one person to another and may be transmitted from animals to humans. 

Who’s Involved

EIGH Faculty


  • Timmy Global Health, USA

Additional Information

Capstone Projects


Bogatto, C.A. (2017). An Examination of the Soil-Transmitted Helminth Burden in Children in the Napo Province of Ecuador.


MezaWynkoop, J. M. (2018). An Examination of the Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Children and Adults in the Napo Province Region of Ecuador.


Montalvo, E. R. (2018). Prevalence and Risk Factors of Intestinal Protozoa Infections in the Napo Province, Ecuador.


Ramaekers, L (2017). An Examination of the Gastrointestinal Protozoa Burden in Children Living in Communities with Access to Safe Water in the Napo Province of Ecuador.

Other Research in Ecuador